The World Scholars Program has as its ultimate goal the development of Village Leadership Academy’s (VLA) students into conscientious global leaders of tomorrow.  At the beginning of each academic year, our students’ education foundation is expanded through a year-long exploration of the socio-cultural, political, and economic histories of a Community of Focus e.g. Panama.  This cultural and academic journey culminates in an educational voyage to the Community of Focus. During this international expedition, our students engage in cultural exchanges with other children of the world, develop new friendships that extend beyond the boundaries of their communities, and acquire first-hand knowledge about the challenges that other communities face. For Village Leadership Academy students, “The World is the Classroom.”

Previous Educational Expeditions:

2016: Cuba

2015: Panama

2014: Dominican Republic 

2013: South Africa

2012: Mexico

2011: Democratic Republic of Congo

2010: Brazil